By Country Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: ACHR calls for international sanctions against murder of democracy by President Sirisena

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s yesterday dissolved the parliament with effect from midnight Friday i.e. 9 November 2018 and called for general elections on 5th January 2019, two years ahead of the schedule. “This is nothing but the murder of democracy after failing to secure majority for the illegally-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 225-member Parliament […]

Resources Sri Lanka Torture Prevention

Lessons for India from neighbourhood: Sri Lanka’s anti-torture law, June 2018

Article 11 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka specifically prohibits torture by stating that “no person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. This prohibition is made absolute by Article 15, which prohibits any limitation on Article 11 under any circumstance, even for reasons of national security and […]